Feature-complete password management. Syncs with iPhone and iPad app using iCloud. Autofills in Safari. One-time purchase.
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Simple & secure password management across devices and computers. pwSafe uses iCloud to keep your password databases backed-up and synced between Macs and iOS devices. It is compatible with open source Password Safe.
This application is not related to any application developed and/or marketed by PSafe Tecnologia S/A, including PSafe Total.
List of features:
- Dark Mode support
- Touch ID support
- iCloud sync, realtime and bi-directional
- Generates strong passwords
- Print a hardcopy of your data for ultimate security agains data loss
- Copy password with Command + C or P
- Copy username with Command + U
- Copy password and open website with Command + Option + S
- Double-click to easily copy password
- Lots of other hotkeys (see menus)
- Password history (per safe and per entry settings)
- Fully compatible with pwSafe for iOS and the famous Password Safe version 3.3.2
- Search in all fields (Command + F for faster access)
- Organize entries in groups
- Multiple fields (title, username, password, URL, email and notes)
- Full unicode support
- Multiple safes
- Unlimited passwords
- Unlimited password groups
- Syncs with iOS devices and many types of computers with Dropbox (requires Dropbox app)
- Syncs with many types of computers via other cloud storage services
- 256-bit encryption
- Fully secure app behavior:
- Clears password from pasteboard after a timeout period, when the computer sleeps or when the app exits (fully configurable).
- Locks safe when the app exits.
- Password is marked with all kinds of "non-persist" flags, so that pasteboard managers don't save or remember it.
Instead of trusting on a single developer's security knowledge, pwSafe borrows all its encryption code directly from the famous Password Safe open source password manager (http://passwordsafe.sourceforge.net/).
Password Safe has been originally created by security guru Bruce Schneier and nowadays is maintained by Rony Shapiro. Since it has been around as an open source project for more than a decade, it has been extensively reviewed by many experts.
- Supports new Dark Mode on macOS Mojave
- Fix crash on macOS 10.9
I like the application. It’s way better than any open source alternatives I tried to use (password gorilla and SWTPasswordSafe). Being compatible with pwsafe files is a big plus (compatible with the best Windows password app). Also, the iphone app is a great match.
However, it’s incompatible with OSX Snow Leopard, so I’m stuck with using an open source app on one machine. This wouldn’t be so bad, except that pwSafe mangled my pwsafe file, so that I wasn’t able to open it with Password Gorilla any more, so I’m stuck with the inferior SWTPasswordSafe.
Flawed iCloud implementation
The handling of iCloud in the UI is very confusing. The welcome screen has a pair of tabs to switch (presumably) between a list of iCloud safes and a list of safes stored locally on the Mac. However, even iCloud safes show up in the Mac list; so the iCloud tab seems pointless ...
Also, any newly created safe is always described as an "iCloud safe with 1 entry" regardless of which tab was selected when the user opted to create a safe. If I select the Mac tab before creating a safe, shouldn't that automatically be a local safe and not an iCloud one? Very puzzling.
iCloud issues aside, the program seems workable if a bit rudimentary, and probably deserves more than two stars. However, I've chosen to downrat the app because the price seems VERY step for a product with such obvious UI flaws.
After a half hour of testing I've decided that I won't be using this program after all, and am very much regretting my purchase.